I can answer that, dispite unexpetedly almost losing all care I had for our community and classic, but naturally people can of-course talk and agree with each other.
What I and those who helped me did, was seen at-least by me as good and purpuseful. We were full of expectation and uncertainty of what classic will be like and how to prepare for it.
I and many with me, didn’t Rp on retail since Cataclysm. For scarlet group I belonged to, It killed all we liked in WoW. Attempts to go back were very rare and short. Even from Vanilla I expected more, I waited it to be the best game possible, only to find it an unrelatable quest grind MMO type to which I was new to.
I may be passionate about it, but I cannot understand, If you strive to RP in Warcraft universe, why not to care that if your come to Stormwind’s Cathedral that you see exactly the members of The Silver Hand and other lore groups, greeting and accepting you? In all my role play, I never fully related with rp guilds that didn’t bear original faction names. I was always disappointed with lack of living Warcraft world to interact with.
This “gate-keeping” term is almost new to me, or I have forgotten it after not connecting with retail RP for soon to be decade, but regardless of that, it is known I have taken those names, it’s now my responsability to pass it to someone or realize their potential instead of letting them fade like they always do.
Not being in my place you probably cannot feel it. This whole game, like wanting to do good for it for some reason is a fool’s pursuit, but if in one year there are no Silver Hand paladins and squires in Stormwind, it would now be my mistake.
Many people are pming me to join The Scarlet Crusade, mentioning, they chose it for the name and because of their hope that I Promised them, that with claim of original faction name I Will deliver them best role play I can organize in bringing this faction’s Rp close to ideal. I see somebody wanting the same for those names.
What’s done is done. I am asked and trusted to be gate-keeper of quality in my guild. I am asked and trusted to be gate-keeper of unwanted debates from both sides there, and I was believed by my friends to do good by the names we’ve taken on a realm we don’t know anyone from.
I do not know any of the undead of elfs oofing at me here. I do not understand the way you think, the way you see things taking it so negatively, there are universally more important things in the world. There are many more people that I disagree with on points way more critical. You do not trust me, I did not trusted you, but like me, for some reason we care to be here.
This is last time we might care for wow. A fool again, I got blindly enamored with another “perfect” Rp opportunity, and there I was wanting to see this done right, expecting it all to be beautiful but it’s seemed too good to be true.
I understand and accept your displeasure as unimportant and trivial our whole pursuit here may be, even if it’s important to us. We’re all here now, we cannot run from each other, we do not know how long it will last, but we can make our server better, even if it will take time, and believe that it was and is my wish and intention.
I will pass the torch to another runner, for to drop it now would be wrong for all of us. I hope you will find it to trust me and forgive me for not trusting you.